Divine Katha and Vaani of Sri Sri Thakur Sitaramdas Onkarnath Ji

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  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Divine Katha and Vaani of The Sarbadhish of Jai Guru SampradayaSri Sri Thakur Sitaramdas Onkarnath Ji ::

    Sri Sitaramdas was not a Sannyasi belonging to any Sampradaya. He never took Diksha from a Sannyasi Guru. His Guru Sri Dasarathi Deva, was a Grihi, a house holder, and Sri Sitaramdas also remained a Grihi throughout his life. Sometimes it has been wrongly interpreted that when in January 1937, Sri Sitaramdas went to the bank of the Triveni and took the name Onkarnath and adopted a Kaupin and an outer garment, he actually took Sannayasa. He used to wear a Kaupin from before and so there was nothing new in this. The only change was in his name. He was only Sitaramdas. He now became Sitaramdas Onkarnath. Swami Dhrubananda of the Uttamashram, who had long desire to initiate Sri Sitaramdas into Sannyasa, satisfied himself by giving him a new Kaupin and an outer garment and accepted the name Onkarnath which Sri Sitaramdas had himself adopted.

    So Sri Sitaramdas was never formally initiated into Sannyasa by a Sannyasi Guru. Hence, when some of his own disciples wanted to take to Sannyasa, he had to go to far off Srirangam to find out a Sannyasi of the Ramanuja Sampradaya, who was entitle to give initiation to othes, to initiate his own disciples. If he were a Sannyasi of the formal type, there would have been no need to seek out a suitable Sannyasi Guru for his own disciples.

    There are some very difficult rules which a formal Sannyasi has to follow. He will be dead to his previous life. He must do his own Sraddha before he can enter into Sannyasa. He has to give up his Caste and Gotra and become one of Achyuta Gotra. He should have no object in view as regards performance of works. He must give up all connection with his erstwhile relatives. He must never visit his ancestral home. He must not touch any female even to bliss her.
    But Sitatamdas did not observe any of these formalities. He did not perform his own Sraddha. He did not give up his caste or Gotra or his sacred thread. He had done much constructive work throughout India. He had always maintained close connection with his relatives and was always alert about their welfare. He visited his ancestral home, the Brajanath Niketan at Dumurdaha quiet often and even spent nights there. He used invariably to place his hand of blessings on the heads of all, irrespective of whether they were males or females. So none of these rules he observed and till the end he called himself as 'Sri SriGurudeva's Sitaram', and his Gurudeva is a Grihi an ideal Grihi.

    - from God's descent on earth by Kinkar Viswananda (Shri B N Mullik, former IB Director)

    हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे|
    हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे||

    जय गुरु । जय माँ।

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